Friday, 17 May 2013

Maple Lodge Nature Reserve & Lynsters Farm

A late afternoon visit in overcast, mild conditions provided the following species:-
Little Grebe (4), Mute Swan (pair at nest), Canada Goose (2 pairs with goslings), Gadwall (5), Mallard (4 plus duck with ducklings), Northern Shoveler (7), Common Pochard (7), Tufted Duck (16), Common Buzzard (3), Common Kestrel (1), Common Moorhen (1), Eurasian Coot (8), Northern Lapwing (1 over), Black-headed Gull (2), Common Tern (2 pairs at raft) Feral Rock Dove (over), Stock Dove (2), Woodpigeon, Common Swift (c20), Green Woodpecker (1), Great-spotted Woodpecker (1), Barn Swallow, House Martin, Wren, Dunnock, European Robin, Common Blackbird, Song Thrush (2), Reed Warbler (2 singing male), Garden Warbler (singing male), Blackcap (3 singing male), Common Whitethroat (singing male), Common Chiffchaff (singing male), Blue Tit, Great Tit, Eurasian Jay (2), Common Magpie, Western Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Common Chaffinch, Reed Bunting (singing male).

Lynsters Farm:-
Canada Goose (22), Greylag Goose (4 plus pair with goslings), Feral Rock Dove (7), Stock Dove (10), Pied Wagtail (1).
Lynsters Gravel Pit:-
Great-crested Grebe (pair), Common Swift (c100), House Martin (c100), Barn Swallow (c20).

                                         Remains of a Canada Goose gosling at the Long Hedge.

                                                     Tufted Duck from the Teal Hide.

                                                  Stock Dove from the Clubhouse Hide.

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